Quarterly Newsletter

May 2024

Dear Valued WVHIN Client,

Welcome to the WVHIN Newsletter, your quarterly digest dedicated to keeping you informed about the latest enhancements and updates within the West Virginia Health Information Network.

Expect valuable insights into our core services and tools, including new feature rollouts and participants, upcoming events and critical reminders. Our newsletters aim to provide you with timely information to ensure you're equipped to deliver the highest quality of care and stay ahead.


A Lifeline for Providers, Hospitals and Care Teams

Better care starts with better data.

The West Virginia Health Information Network is a digital bridge to comprehensive, near-real-time patient data — across a patient’s care settings — right at your fingertips.

Update from the Executive Director

WVHIN recently celebrated a decade of operation and as we reflect on our journey, we are proud of the progress we've made towards our mission of providing the healthcare community with a trusted, integrated and seamless electronic infrastructure.

Last year, providers launched the WVHIN Portal nearly half a million times and our network now supports over 1.7 million patients statewide. We have about 7,800 active users each week, serve 53 out of 55 of West Virginia's hospitals, 90% of the state's federally qualified health centers and nearly all ambulatory care providers. We remain focused on expanding our impact and continuing our work to ensure that clinicians and care teams have vital and insightful patient information, right when it's needed most.

We're excited to introduce new features that improve our data quality and better support care teams' workflows, such as medication parsing, an HIE Admin Tool and improved care coordination tools.

As we strive to improve clinical tools, quality patient care and more comprehensive population health initiatives, we value your feedback and ideas to continue to build a better network together. Please email us anytime at: info@WVHIN.org.

Sonia Chambers, Executive Director of WVHIN

Featured Blog Post:

Using the WVHIN Portal to Reduce Your Patients' LOS

Last year, average hospital stays dropped 4.1% nationally—promising news, given that length of stay (LOS) surged 19% in 2022. But in West Virginia, LOS is substantially higher than the national average. The West Virginia Hospital Association reported an average LOS of 5.94 days for hospitals across the state, surpassing the nationwide average of 4.5 days.

It’s a call to action for better care coordination and management, something our WVHIN Portal is well-poised to support.

Certainly, a number of factors influence the amount of time our patients spend in the hospital, including operational issues that delay discharges. But one of the biggest barriers to reducing LOS—breakdowns in communication across care settings—can be mitigated when clinicians commit to using the WVHIN Portal to access the most up-to-date patient information available.

Read Full Blog Post Here

More Updates from WVHIN:

Medication Parsing through WVHIN

The WVHIN Portal and InContext application are now parsing medications from the CCDs.

Our new parsing feature eliminates duplicate data, ensuring you have comprehensive patient records without the administrative labor.

Save yourself time and energy while having peace of mind that you have the latest, most accurate and streamlined patient health information available.

Learn More and Work Smarter

Action Required: 90 Day Audit

The HIE Admin Tool allows you to manage (add or delete) your WVHIN portal users individually or in bulk, provision appropriate services, audit users every 90 days, and reset passwords or activation links when needed.

This functionality went into effect this past year and is being enforced every 90 days. Please be sure to completed your audits in a timely fashion. 

Learn More and Take Action

Mark Your Calendars!

Come meet the WVHIN team in person!

We're thrilled to announce that WVHIN will be exhibiting at the upcoming 2024 Vandalia Health Network Conference on May 17, 2024 at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center.

This year, the Vandalia Health Network Conference is open to all health care professionals and organizations throughout the state. This one-day conference will feature lectures, case presentations and educational sessions focused on a variety of issues facing health care professionals today, including current trends in value-based care and population health management.

As an exhibitor, WVHIN will be showcasing our latest tools and features aimed at enhancing quality patient care and improving population health initiatives across the state.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to connect with industry partners, gain valuable insights and explore technologies working to support providers and their patients.

Register Today

Have an upcoming conference or event?

WVHIN values connecting with other healthcare stakeholders and organizations working to improve the well-being of people across West Virginia. We welcome any opportunities to attend, speak or showcase our services and tools at community events or conferences across the state.

Please reach out to us if you have an upcoming opportunity to discuss how we may support or collaborate with you. Email us anytime at: info@WVHIN.org.

We Want to Hear From You!

Our solutions are best built in collaboration with those who use them most.

We'd love to hear your feedback, suggestions and ideas for more impactful programs and features.

Your insight is valuable. Share your story or questions with us, so we can ensure we are delivering what you need most.

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For more than 10 years, WVHIN has connected healthcare providers with data from most of the state’s providers, hospitals, laboratories, agencies, and more.

WVHIN’s mission is to provide the healthcare community with a trusted, integrated, and seamless electronic infrastructure that enables health data exchange for high-quality, patient-centered care.


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